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English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Department at California Preparatory College offers a variety of methods of learning for those who desire to become proficient in reading, writing and speaking in the English Language.

English is a West Germanic Language originated in Anglo-Saxon England. It is the official language in 53 countries and is the preferred of many international organizations. The English Language is spoken between 500 million and 1.8 billion people around the world and is widely recognized as the lingua france of the business world.

At CPC, students will begin our ESL program at the appropriate tested level of English proficiency - beginning, intermediate, or advanced. Our teaching methods include mandatory class lectures (from a minimum of 12 credit hours per week, necessary to satisfy F-1 visa requirements, with the option to take as many as 5-8 additional credit hours for a total of 17-20 classroom hours per week), and other optional activities such as the ‘buddy system‘ (up to 3 additional hours per week of working with a native English speaker). The more students immerse themselves in the various optional learning techniques and activities, the more quickly their English skills will improve. As ESL students become more proficient in their understanding and usage of the English language, CPC offers Associate Degrees in the areas of Business and Health Science for students who desire to pursue higher educational goals. These techniques consist of the following:

  • Class Lectures
  • CPC Buddy System
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Off Campus - Practical Experience Days
  • Weekend Activities

Requirements for Acceptance

  • CPC Application
  • Financial Guarantee Form and Official supporting documents
  • Copy of Passport
  • Official English Translated Transcripts
  • Proof of medical insurance

Important Documents:

Western Health Practices and Communication (WHPC)

The Western Healthcare Practices and Communication (WHPC) program at CPC includes additional communication skills along with professional healthcare refresher courses for experienced international healthcare professionals who plan to work in the Western healthcare industry. The additional communication skills consist of resume writing, interviewing skills, and mock interviews.

After successfully completing our WHPC program and receiving the WHPC Certification, the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, which is applied for through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), will permit the nurse to work in a related field of training for a year. After one year of work, they may qualify to continue working for a second year of OPT following a short academic break to achieve their Associates Degree. Our staff attorney has historically had a very high success rate in helping our students obtain OPT approval from U.S. immigration, after which we offer assistance for them in their search for OPT approved jobs at the end of their academic studies.

For more details on our WHPC program click below.

Required for Acceptance


  • Bachelors’ degree in nursing or other professional healthcare degrees
  • CPC application
  • Financial guarantee form with necessary documents
  • Transcripts and (translated) diploma copy
  • Copy of NCLEX score if a nurse or professional exam scores for other medical fields
  • Proof of medical insurance 

Important Documents:


For more Information on our international programs please contact Jankel Coronado.

1020 E. Washington Street, Colton, CA 92324 Phone: 909.370.4800